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More parents have been fined for taking their children out of school for holidays

More parents given fines for taking children out of school for holidays

The number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term-time is on the rise, with 119 more fixed penalty notices issued across the region than last year.

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Michael Rutty with his son Mason.
Michael got into trouble swimming in the sea off Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

Father says teenage son and pal saved him when sea ‘turned ugly’

Two teenagers have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a man from the sea.

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Stephen Fry. Photo: Zak Hussein/PA Wire

Villagers finally manage to secure Stephen Fry to present prizes at Norfolk summer fair

The old saying goes “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” – and that adage proved true for the organisers of a village fete when they invited Stephen Fry along.

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Mark pendlington, Ben Gummer MP, and Chloe Smith MP, with former transport minister Stephen Hammond on Ipswich Station

Bid to improve mainline train travel gets boost

The campaign to see major improvements on the main line between East Anglia and London is taking a major step forward today with a bid for widespread public support.

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Crews were called to the old RAF West Raynham site this morning.

Update: Fire-fighters still on scene at blaze in workshop at old RAF West Raynham site, near Fakenham

Fire crews are still on scene after being called to a blaze in a workshop on the old RAF West Raynham site, near Fakenham, this morning.

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East Anglian Ambulance Trust CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

Ambulance chief’s luxury hotel stays ‘were the cheapest option’

Ambulance trust officials have defended their chief executive after he was criticised for staying at two luxury hotels on expenses.

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Peter Brooks during his time as curator of Sheringham Museum.

Peter Brooks: An authority on Sheringham’s history

Former curator of Sheringham Museum Peter Brooks has died aged 86.

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Business See all

Unipart Automotive has gone into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs.

East Anglia: Jobs axed at Unipart Automotive goes into administration

Nearly 1,250 people, including more than 100 in the East of England, have been made redundant following the appointment of administrators at Unipart Automotive, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of car parts.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Stephen Bett to give Norfolk police £1.4m over next four years

Norfolk police and crime commissioner Stephen Bett is to hand the county’s police force £1.4m over four years to help protect the county’s frontline, after cutting his office budget.

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Politics See all

Mark pendlington, Ben Gummer MP, and Chloe Smith MP, with former transport minister Stephen Hammond on Ipswich Station

Bid to improve mainline train travel gets boost

The campaign to see major improvements on the main line between East Anglia and London is taking a major step forward today with a bid for widespread public support.

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Health See all

East Anglian Ambulance Trust CEO Anthony Marsh. Photo: Steve Adams

Ambulance chief’s luxury hotel stays ‘were the cheapest option’

Ambulance trust officials have defended their chief executive after he was criticised for staying at two luxury hotels on expenses.

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Education See all

More parents have been fined for taking their children out of school for holidays

More parents given fines for taking children out of school for holidays

The number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term-time is on the rise, with 119 more fixed penalty notices issued across the region than last year.

Read full story »

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Stephen Samuel, who is helping to develop a universal antivenom for snakebites.

Norfolk doctor’s key role in developing universal snakebite antidote

A Norfolk-based doctor has spoken of his hope of saving thousands of lives after playing a key role in the development of a universal antidote for life-threatening snakebites.

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